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Lady Gaga celebrates her birthday at Staples Center

March 29, 2011 |  7:52 am

Lady Gaga brought her Monster Ball tour to Los Angeles' Staples Center on Monday night -- and celebrated her birthday with her crew and dancers onstage. As the video above shows, they brought out a cake and all of the pop singer's "little monsters" in the crowd sang her a song. No word on who the cake designer was (no doubt the most celebrated, innovative one in the world), but if the number of candles atop it is any indication, the woman born Stefani Germanotta turned 6 Monday night.

[Updated, 4:44 p.m. March 29: The original version of this post misspelled Lady Gaga's birthname, and incorrectly identified the name of the Monster Ball. We have corrected both above.]

It was, in fact, Lady Gaga's 25th birthday, and Pop & Hiss's Margaret Wappler was at the show. Later Tuesday morning she'll offer an overview of this installment of the neverending Monster Ball, which has twirled through Los Angeles at least four times in the last two years. The difference, besides Monday night being Gaga's birthday? It was the first time in L.A. she has performed her recent hit, "Born This Way," since its official release.


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